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    Some verbs to describe a dance

    Hello

    Ever since I saw this amazing dance on Youtube, I have been intent on putting it into words. I mean I want to describe it with words.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01WukohheHQ

    What are some verbs I can use to describe such dance?

    Swirl gracefully?
    spiral?
    sway?

    What is the verb for when the male dancer lifts and they both swirl? Please look at time "02:12"

    What are some verbs for the movement of hands and legs?

    This is not an assignment. I'm just doing this for myself. I want to know how a dance can be describe in a beautiful way.
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    Re: Some verbs to describe a dance

    They're dancing a tango, so some of those moves likely have specific names. I never learned to tango, so I have no idea what they might be.

    'Sway' definitely is appropriate, as is 'twirl'. Verbs such as 'flow', 'glide', and 'sweep' (as well as their participial adjective forms) could all apply.
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    Re: Some verbs to describe a dance

    They dance wonderfully!

    The word glide came to me while I was watching the video. I would say they glide gracefully, their steps flowing one into another.

    (If her lifted her at some point I didn't notice. )
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    Re: Some verbs to describe a dance

    Actually, the word tango can be used as a noun or a verb. They are tangoing. There's an expression: "It takes two to tango" meaning that a single person acting alone cannot cause a conflict. Some other person must object.

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    Re: Some verbs to describe a dance

    There is a literal meaning, of course to "It takes two to tango".
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    Re: Some verbs to describe a dance

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    They dance wonderfully!

    The word glide came to me while I was watching the video. I would say they glide gracefully, their steps flowing one into another.

    (If her lifted her at some point I didn't notice. )
    He lifts her at 02:12

    How would you describe that part?

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    Re: Some verbs to describe a dance

    And what about the parts when they sort of rub their knees against one another?

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    Re: Some verbs to describe a dance

    I'm sure there are specific terms pertaining to dance. Otherwise, it's just a lift.

    We haven't invented a word for every single thing.
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    Re: Some verbs to describe a dance

    Is this correct?

    They tango with such vigor and passion.

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    Re: Some verbs to describe a dance

    That's the tango, isn't it? (Why do you need "such" there?)
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